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Help, 2nd interview for Infection Controld position

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by witc witc Member

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Hi Everyone

I had the first interview three weeks ago. I didn't think much of it because I didn't know what it was. I went to the interview because the interviewer who was trying to get me an RN job for the past years asked me to just go, w/o compromises. I thought that was the least I could do to show how grateful I am for his help, even though I already have a job.

So I went to the interview, which was held at a lunchroom (mind that lol). The person who interviewed me was the Director of IC of the corporation. She explained to me what the position was about since I told her that the only thing I knew about IC was from the books, and I had no experience in that field. She was very enthusiastic about the job, and said that she thought I could be a goo match for it. I was supposed to send an e-mail two days after to find out about the next step, but I didn't because I wan't really interested. Now they called me for a second interview, and after doing some research I find it actually very interesting. Now I want the job, and I am afraid I am not prepared for this interview.

Is there any thoughts or advises you can give me? I need your seasoned knowledge to guide me through this interview process. PLEASE!!! I forgot to mention that the position is a Trainee position, which would be for a year at least before I can move up to IC practitioner.

your help is greatly appreciated!

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Scarlette Wings has 27 years experience and specializes in M/S, ICU, ICP.

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Welcome to the world of microbes. You will love it, or at least I do. Just be yourself. It allows you to affect change for patient care and nurses in a whole new way. It really is challenging, ever changing, has tons of venues in research, study, and teaching staff and family. I love it and have obtained my BS degree in Health Sciences to get a stronger handle on microbiology, epidemiology and all the other ologies that have changed since I graduated RN school in 1985. (we used stone tablets and read by candle light....well not exactly) but AIDS was completely brand spanking new with all it myths and fears.

You obviously have some qualities that they see in you and you have done it by just being yourself and being cool, calm, and collected. If you like mysteries and "who dun its" seeking out what organisms have attacked the patient and then trying to discern what indwelling device is the most likely source. It is sometimes like a puzzle.

It is a hard field to get into but onceyou are in it, you have a pack of sister and brother within the filed that will help and share anything and everything they have to help one another. You don't get the petty whining or back stabbing, And we do not let where one may work change a thing. If I have a doctor who did surgery in my hospital and they get an infection so he sends them to the hospital across town, we ICs call each other to report the infection, We put patient care first.

My worst thing is I am not very articulate, I am not good with conversing, wasn't socialized well as a puppy. But I love gathering data working with fact and figure to show that yes we did bad over here but we improved 35% over there.

It helps that you always have a group of Certified IC staff to turn to and consult with. You could do it. I know you can. Please let me know how it goes.

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Thank you ao much for your answer. It is really inspiring :)Well the interview was today. There was a former trainee IC, now manager, and the CME Director. The manager explained to me what the position is and the Director asked three questions: tell about yourself, how do you handle conflict and why do you think I should hire you. They were pretty easy going, though the manager seem to have wanted more questions from my end. Idk, I just wish for the best.

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Scarlette Wings has 27 years experience and specializes in M/S, ICU, ICP.

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I will keep crossing my fingers (and toes). LOL

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An update:

So today I received the call from the recruiter. They offered me the job, though they still have to give me everything in writing. They pay is very good, and the benefits are great too. I told my current employer, and she's very happy for me, but she wants to help me review all the paperwork before I sign anything to make sure I will be going to a better job.

I am sort of scared, but I guess it is normal. Right?

Well, I just wanted to tell you how things were going. :)

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My first post but wanted to congratulate you! Good luck!

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48 Posts; 2,150 Profile Views

Thank you SAKY!!!

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woo-hoo! i shared an office c an ic nurse and i loved listening to her stories. you're on your way to a great career!

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